The steel is allowed to rust in order to form a protective coating

Corten Steel

Developed to eliminate the need for painting and form a stable rust-like appearance after several years exposure to weather.

The corrosion-retarding effect of the organically formed protective layer, is produced by the particular distribution and concentration of alloying elements in it.

The layer protecting the surface develops and regenerates continuously when subjected to the influence of weather.

Characteristics & Maintenance

Because of its inherent toughness, this steel offers exceptional mechanical resistance as well as incredible durability.

Originally, Corten Steel has a dark blue colour like the picture on the right.

The surface oxidation of weathering steel takes approximately six months to one year but surface treatments of our partners can accelerate the oxidation to as little as two hours.

Only available in strip-mill plate and sheet forms, which happen to be key ingredients in Havani’s designs.

Outdoor usage only in combination with Sintered stone tops or Granite tops.

Corten steel requires no maintenance. Be careful of not cutting through the protective layer by accident with sharp metals.

A minimal dose of rusty colour can slightly colour your hands or clothes after touching, even after years of exposure to weather but it can just as easily be washed off with water.